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    ICANN Director Discovers He is in a Sewer
    by Anonymous on Tuesday May 17 2005, @12:01AM (#15274)
    ICANN Director Discovers He is in a Sewer
    and Wants YOU to JOIn Him


    "We are at a crucial turning point in Internet governance. Governments and other organizations are seriously questioning the continuing ability for the Internet to be governed in a bottom up, consensus driven and open manner. I believe it is literally "all hands on deck" to keep things running and further improve the process that is currently in place."
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    Re:ICANN Director Discovers He is in a Sewer
    by Anonymous on Tuesday May 17 2005, @12:12AM (#15275)
    UPDATE: I just remembered it was Elliot Noss who first talked to me about the ICANN board at theFuture in Review conference several years ago. I remember laughing at him at the time. ;-) Things have come full circle I guess.
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    Re:ICANN Director Discovers He is in a Sewer
    by Anonymous on Tuesday May 17 2005, @12:14AM (#15276)
    2- Giacomo @ May 17, 2005 05:57 PM

    Uhm, why don't they just re-enable public elections to fill those two vacant Board seats? Scared to get another Auerbach, uh?
    The current board has no accountability, and it's still not clear what ICANN represents (apart from the need of filling a power vacuum). If this body really wants to move away from governments, it has to find some other way to justify its powers and be accountable; the argument that "ITU is worse" won't hold for long.
    This would be yet another opportunity for ICANN to open up and sidestep governments, having a direct relationship with the internet citizenry; then it could stand against ITU and similar unaccountable government-emanated entities much better than now. Tell me Joi, why it won't happen?
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    The board...functioned as puppets
    by Anonymous on Tuesday May 17 2005, @12:19AM (#15277)
    http://www.phoneplusmag.com/articles/541feat05.htm l

    The board, according to the reports, functioned as puppets, rather than as watchdogs,
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